Public Sector: The Public Sector Week

Ex-BBC News correspondent joins Department for Communities and Local Government.

- The Museum of London is looking to recruit PR support to drive awareness of its redevelopment. The museum is undergoing a £20.5m redevelopment with new galleries, a learning centre and theatre expected to be opened in 2010. Museum of London head of press and marketing Jo Fells said the deadline for interested agencies is 30 October, with an appointment expected before Christmas.

- The Department for Communities and Local Government has hired former BBC News correspondent George Eykyn as comms director. He will join the department, headed by secretary of state Hazel Blears, in December. Eykyn is currently a senior consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, which he joined in 2004. Before this he worked as a journalist and presenter across all outlets of BBC News and covered the wars in the former Yugoslavia.

- Chorley Council has restructured its comms team after earmarking extra investment in tourism and events to support the economy during the credit crunch. Shelley Wright has been appointed as head of communications - marketing and tourism, Louise Finch is events and marketing manager, Phil Collins takes up the role of branding manager and Andrew Daniels becomes senior communications officer.

- LGcomms is co-ordinating a national project to assess the impact of council publications. All councils are being surveyed and then their answers will be matched against the results from the Place Survey of local authorities to see if there is a correlation between publication frequency and local informed ratings.

- Forster Creative, the design arm of social change agency Forster, is to develop a campaign and visual identity to launch Shrewsbury as one of England's 12 new cycling towns. The agency was awarded the contract following a public tender process by Shropshire County Council that drew proposals from more than 50 organisations.

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